Who is Best at Negotiating Pharmaceutical Rebates?

Posted on my www.nu-retail.com blog as .pdf on 12-1-2005 The roll out of the new Medicare drug benefit program has renewed the debate about who is best at negotiating drug rebates with pharmaceutical manufacturers (“Pharma”).  Those who favor the Federal government point to statistics showing that Medicaid gets significantly better rebates than private sector entities […]

Prop 61: Which Tony Soprano Bargaining Agent Do You Want?

Summary:   A YES vote  is a vote for an honest, but a narrow-minded Tony Soprano style of bargaining. A NO vote is for a dishonest, but open-minded Tony Soprano style bargaining. California Proposition 61 — a.k.a. The Drug Price Initiative  —  forces managers of  government employee prescription drug plans to get more rebates from drug […]